SID GIS PowerPoint Lecture 12.01.2008


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This is a powerpoint I put together for an online presentation I gave to GIS students at the Heller School at Brandeis University (12.2008).

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  • Quick Introduction about what I’ve done: Currently consultant for my own consultancy, doing mostly real estate consulting in Phoenix, some work in development and mostly Google earth enterprise. Formerly: Dir IT/GIS at WH a $100+M brokerage firm (2.5 years); GIS Consultant at Brandeis & Grad student (3.5 years); GIS Consultant on various arch projects; Dept of Health services, etc.
  • SID GIS PowerPoint Lecture 12.01.2008

    1. 1. Applications of GIS-based Research Prepared for: SID Program | Brandeis University 12.01.2008
    2. 2. <ul><li>Overview of different types of GIS applications to: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Archaeology/Anthropology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Public Health </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Real Estate </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Exposure to many aspects of GIS-based research and modeling techniques </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GPS / Geocoding / Raster/Vector-based technologies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Specialization in visualizing and creating enterprise-level GIS’s and workflows </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Google Earth Enterprise / ArcGIS / MapInfo / Others </li></ul></ul></ul>Applications of GIS-based Research Prepared for: SID Program | Brandeis University 12.01.2008
    3. 3. <ul><li>A system for answering questions that are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ where-based” questions or Spatially based </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Composed of: </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware | Software | Data | People | Procedures </li></ul>What is a Geographic Information System (GIS)?
    4. 4. <ul><li>Early Development </li></ul><ul><li>Expensive | Mylar Mapping | Computers </li></ul><ul><li>Recent adoption in business and academics </li></ul><ul><li>Real Estate | LBS Telecom | WebApps </li></ul><ul><li>Now </li></ul><ul><li>GPS and recent explosion of spatial resources </li></ul><ul><li>Speed of Progress is understated </li></ul>Brief Overview of GIS
    5. 5. Arizona Department of Health Services GIS Consultant 1999 to 2000
    6. 6. Milestones +Developed practices and procedures for GIS users at ADHS. +Performed exposure analysis and created maps for Borders XXI program. +Built in-house GIS constituency and trained key personnel in GIS.
    7. 7. Brandeis University GIS Libraries GIS Research Consultant 2000 to 2003
    8. 8. Milestones +Created GIS laboratory and taught courses to students, faculty, and staff. +Coordinated data and software purchases. +Promoted keynote speakers for Hewlett Grant Lecture Series +Provided consultations on HIST,ANTH, SOC, ENVS, NEJS, and SID Projects.
    9. 9. Brandeis: Archaeological Research Graduate Program 2000 to 2005
    10. 10. Proyecto Costa Sur & Guatemala GIS Project GIS Consultant 1999 to 2004
    11. 11. Milestones +Managed research team and field projects in Oaxaca, Mexico and Waltham, MA. +Focused on interregional interaction and its relation to social change. +Taught students, faculty and staff and consulted on research projects.
    12. 12. Milestones +Developed spatiotemporal site database +Performed GPS-based fieldwork +Created DEM’s for coast of Guatemala & Mexico. +Completed contracts with UCSB & University of Missouri Research Reactor
    13. 13. <ul><li>Used for 200+ users in inter/intranet setting </li></ul><ul><li>Serving data TO end-users </li></ul><ul><li>Tight control over WHAT goes out to user base </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You control what THEY see and what data THEY CONSUME </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Control use levels and data visibility restrictions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>High level of integration: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Terrain Models (the surface) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vector (points / lines / polygons) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Raster data (surfaces / aerial data / change data) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interdepartmental uses </li></ul></ul></ul>Google Earth Enterprise
    14. 14. Milestones +Google Earth Enterprise Development +Sharing experiences, data and methods with larger GIS community +Outreach to larger public sphere Google Earth Enterprise – PostGIS Integration Workflow GEE Fusion GEE Server Published Project GE EC Client PostGIS GE Client Search Tab CGI Data Server Entitlement Permit/Sales CRM Database Comps Databases Proprietary Databases Shapefiles GIS Data PostgreSQL Server KML’s Workstation Server(s)
    15. 15. Greater Phoenix Marketplace
    16. 16. Land Use Constraints
    17. 17. Major Residential Projects
    18. 18. Entitlement Activity
    19. 19. Landowner Contact Reporting
    20. 20. Active Subdivisions
    21. 21. -Medical Center User -5 to 50 acre parcels, com zoning, near hospitals -Landowner contact and sales status
    22. 22. Buffer Hospitals by 2 mile radius
    23. 23. Find congruent zoning
    24. 24. Query parcels >=5 and <=40
    25. 25. Overlay select parcels on zoning
    26. 26. Output of parcels within buffer
    27. 27. Correct buffer, size, and zoning category
    28. 28. Output result to map and report for client CRM database has contact info and status
    29. 29. Weinstein & Harris, LLC Director of Land Research GIS/IT 2004 to 2007
    30. 30. Milestones +Developed and manage Enterprise-level GIS with CRM integration. +Required team of GIS Analysts, Specialists, and interns. +Forged and fosters intra- and extra-local relationships.
    31. 33. What are your questions?